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post #3031 of 6541
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Originally Posted by trig View Post

scuffed my boots this weekend. any advice on how to minimize the damage/how much it shows? should I just do a few coats of boot oil and then LP it?

 

 

now they are even getting better looking.

 

i agree with winter waterproofing is a good idea, also you could try rubbing out the marks. use some lexol conditioner take a smooth spoon put your hands inside and rub the marks. this should create some heat with the leather and allow the oils to fill and smooth the scuffs. maybe even take some clear dry wax if you have and very lightly apply on the scuffs and rub with the spoon. the point is to to get the grain to lay flat. after this apply the waterproof.

 

i don't think i would use any dye unless you know the exact color and like i said the scuffs add character. but at least you could smooth the grain.

post #3032 of 6541

 

So is there any way to remove light scratches, brushing doesn't seem to help much?   After just 2 weeks, the sides of my boots are really scratched up bad, some of it was the boots scratching each other during shipping ;p.   It just seems to scratch way more easily than anything else I've ever worn.   

 

So far all I've applied to the boot is a layer of Obenauf LP.    

post #3033 of 6541
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Originally Posted by bl@ster View Post

Just picked up these Wolverine 1000 Mile Cap-Toe Oxfords from Orvis. Looks like this particular style is exclusive to them. Please note that these run TTS vs the 1000 Mile boots which run .5 large. So, size up .5 from your 1000 mile boot size!

http://www.orvis.com/store/product.aspx?pf_id=4Y9E&dir_id=885&group_id=909&cat_id=9116&subcat_id=6253

Took a couple photos just now. Click on the thumbnail for a higher res photo:

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What size boot/shoe do you wear?

thanks,

Brian

post #3034 of 6541
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Originally Posted by Xenium View Post

My 1000 Miles are about a year old and i do regular maintenance for it but would like to bring back some colour to it. Any recommendations on what kind of colour cream/wax polish should i get? Or should i even get it at all?

What colour boots you got there ?

Along with Obeneaufs, I generally polish mine with kiwi or saphir, whichever is to hand.
post #3035 of 6541
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Originally Posted by Winterbourne View Post

That mark will fade into oblivion in no time at all. Water proofing the now exposed leather can't hurt.

A layer of shoe polish will also help darken the colour.
post #3036 of 6541
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Originally Posted by rexet View Post

Oil or LP ?

I just picked up mine from the cobbler with a new half sole stuck with a experimental glue. Let's hope it will stay in place this time!

LP. Nasty Montreal winters were doing a number on the boots.
post #3037 of 6541
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Originally Posted by L.R. View Post

Really disappointed with my 1000 Mile boots right now, though it's entirely my fault. I used Obenaufs on my tan Addisons, and they've turned much, much darker than I had anticipated.

Wear the crap out of them anyway, so what if they're darker? smile.gif If you're wearing them as actual boots (sounds like you are), the LP will just make them last a whole lot longer, and they'll still look great as they patina (maybe even better).
post #3038 of 6541
Best way to oil your boots? My obes leather oil just came in and I am ready to get my boots oiled so I can start wearing them!
post #3039 of 6541
I was stoked about these boots after I bought them... But a month in and look:



And here's a comparison of the non unravelling stitching:

Wolverine wants me to ship them in to them for a return, but I'm guessing the shipping would cost the same as the repair. So I'm either going to throw in the towel on these boots and cut my losses, or take a chance and get the repair at a local cobbler. Does anyone have a recommendation for a cobbler on the west suburbs of Chicago or downtown?

Also, has anyone had any issues like mine with these boots?
post #3040 of 6541
'Throw in the towel' for an inch of loose thread? Go introduce yourself to any shoe repair guy...easy fix sarcasm.gif
post #3041 of 6541
Lol, seems like someone is looking for a reason to buy new shoes!
post #3042 of 6541
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Originally Posted by JonChops View Post

I was stoked about these boots after I bought them... But a month in and look:



And here's a comparison of the non unravelling stitching:

Wolverine wants me to ship them in to them for a return, but I'm guessing the shipping would cost the same as the repair. So I'm either going to throw in the towel on these boots and cut my losses, or take a chance and get the repair at a local cobbler. Does anyone have a recommendation for a cobbler on the west suburbs of Chicago or downtown?

Also, has anyone had any issues like mine with these boots?

 

Wolverine pays for the shipping.  Just know that they will only replace boots, they don't repair anything.

post #3043 of 6541

So I just got my boots from the wolverine website. I am a 10.5 new balance, 10 on my pair of slip on loafer dress shoes, just shy of 10.5 on the brannock device, and I ordered a 9.5. They fit amazingly in almost every way. No hot spots, my heal stays locked down.... but my toes dont touch the front at all, even when I kick something. This has led to me kicking stairs by accident, which has scuffed up the front. Does anyone else find this with these shoes or should I have gone down a half size? I've never had shoes that my toes cant reach the front even when stretching the toes.

post #3044 of 6541
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Originally Posted by Brian Itzaina View Post

What size boot/shoe do you wear?
thanks,
Brian

I wear size 11D in the 1000 mile boot, but the oxfords run true to size so I wear an 11.5D in those.
post #3045 of 6541
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Originally Posted by digga View Post

Wolverine pays for the shipping.  Just know that they will only replace boots, they don't repair anything.

Are you sure? They didn't provide me with a shipping label...
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